BAKEWELL: Hundreds protest at Peak Park offices

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Hundreds of motorcyclists and 4x4 drivers descended on the Peak District National Park offices this morning (Friday) to protest against plans to ban vehicles from certain trails in the area.

The protest, which was organised by the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF), aimed to urge Peak bosses to work with the group to formulate a “fair plan” for vehicles using green lanes.

Enthusiasts from all over the UK attended the protest and will be campaigning in the area for the rest of the day.

Mike Irving, spokesman for the TRF, said: “I’m very pleased with the number of people that have turned up. It just shows how important this issue is for so many people.”

A video of the protest, as well as interviews with those in attendance, will be posted on to the Mercury’s website later today.